Thursday, October 29, 2009

Survey Says!

With the goal of more accurately assessing our fans (who you are, what you like, what's important to you, the best ways to get you information, etc.), we've created a brief survey that we hope you'll take a few minutes to complete.

I'd like to think that once we have all the results, Steve will bring us into the conference room, throw on a baby blue checkered suit, stand behind the podium, and do his best Richard Dawson while we all guess the answers...but it probably won't be anything that exciting.

If you'd like to participate, you can fill out the survey online. It's quick, anonymous, confidential, and it'll be really helpful to us.

Thanks, as always.

-- Dave

Monday, October 19, 2009

Apocalypse Now?

It has been said (by the director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow) that the world will end in the year 2012. However, the same thing was said in 2000, and guess what? We're all still here. (While we're on the topic, how come the Mayans, Nostradamus, and all the other future-predictors only foresee earth-shattering, cataclysmic events and not everyday things like "On October 25th, 2009, there will be heavy eastbound traffic on the Belt Parkway beginning at 10 am?" That would be way more useful. And are we really supposed to believe that these ancient civilizations could see things thousands of years ahead of their time when Al Roker and the Doppler 4000 can't even accurately tell me what the weather will be like this afternoon? And isn't The Day After Tomorrow just plain ol' Wednesday?)

Anyhoo...back to the point at hand. One of the signs of the apocalypse is purported to be a swarm of locust, and we here at the Cyclones offices may be experiencing this harbinger of doom as we speak! Either that, or we have way too many fruit flies.

OK, OK. So they are actually just fruit flies and not evil insects prophesizing our doom (although that would be way more cool). And the fact that they are simply uninteresting non-world enders just makes it even more annoying to sit at your desk all day and feel like this:

In fact, if this infestation gets any worse, I may have to call Billy the Beekeper. And believe me, no one wants that type of extreme measure to be taken!

-- Dave

Friday, October 16, 2009


The Cyclones have been honored with the 2009 Vincent McNamara Award, given annually to the New York-Penn League's Outstanding Club!

This is the second such award for the Cyclones (we won it in 2003, as well) and at the risk of sounding like Ron Burgundy, it's kind of a big deal. Being named the top team in the NYPL is a rewarding recognition of our staff's efforts and our fans' ongoing feel free to celebrate along with us!

And that's not all. By virtue of winning this award, we have also been nominated for the John H. Johnson President's Trophy, which is given annually to the Minor League Baseball club that "best exemplifies the standards of the complete baseball franchise, such as financial success of operation, contributions to baseball in the community and baseball industry, and long-term franchise stability."

This is pretty much the industry's top honor, and we've been working on our nomination presentation, which we will be submitting today. Keep your fingers crossed. We'll be up against very stiff competition -- high-level, long-season teams from around the country -- but we all know Brooklyn never backs down from a challenge!

Thanks, as always, for your support, and for being a part of our team. Without you, we wouldn't win any of these awards!

-- Dave

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back and Blogging

Back from vacation (and not quite as tan as I'd hoped).

Thousands (or at least a couple) of loyal blog readers have emailed, called, texted, facebooked, and tweeted, demanding new entries ASAP!

Fear not, fans. I am on the case.

-- Dave